When you are thinking about an air compressor, you might be have the image of the super popular piston or reciprocating compressor in your
mind. The compressor that you see in home workshops, automotive garages pumping up tyres and assisting in spray painting cars.
You'll see these compressors in small factories and are single-phase or three-phase where the air demand isn't continuously needed or too
high. The compressor will start automatically when the pressure drops below a set point and will then stop when pressure reaches the set
Chicago Pneumatic provided 5 benefits when considering piston compressors that we here at Ash Air think are gold:
1. Relatively Low Maintenance Cost
2. Ability to have high pressure and high power
3. Can be located close to point‐of‐use avoiding lengthy piping runs and pressure drops
4. Durable, efficient and affordable
5. Significant product life
Another reason we will add is that piston compressors have a real advantage of being portable!
Check out this video of our SF302 piston air compressor and it's make up here:
We stock a comprehensive range of Chicago Pneumatic piston compressors. Our piston air compressors are powerful and durable, and excellent
workshops where reliability is important. Single phase, three phase, small, and large piston compressors, for workshops, automotive, agricultural and
The team at Ash Air pride themselves on providing quality piston compressor products and outstanding customer service to all our clients. Chat
to one of the experienced staff members to find out more which piston compressor is right for your business.
Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!
Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a
reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!
Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
An extensive line of air treatment components
Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries
ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white
cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations
nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.
Reliability and Efficiency
With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our
efforts on the following:
A common questions asked is why do I need an air dryer for my compressor? Typically, air compressors produce water, and although the
water can be drained, there can still be aerosol and vapour droplets that are present. This is because water cannoet be compressed. Water
can damage your compressor by corroding the valves, pipes and machinery controls, which will cost you time and money to resolve. In
the long run, the cost of a new compressor is a small price to pay compared to the loss of production that could potentially arise due
to water damage in your compressor.
That cold, rainy, and in some places icey New Zealand winter is upon us, and with the following air compressor tips, your air system will be
prepared with the preferred temperatures, despite the weather outside. Regardless of whether or not it actually snows or freezes up where
you live, most winterisation service recommendations are also basic, solid maintenance procedures that will help extend the life and
operational efficiencies of air compressors regardless of whether you live in Queenstown or Northland.
Air compressors can fail for an assortment of different reasons: Normal wear and tear, lifespan and age of the unit, poor maintenance, power surge, install issues are just a few the come to mind. Check out this blog to find out our top 7 tips to ensure your compressor is looked